Humans have been eating asparagus for more than 2,000 years. Roasted asparagus is a tasty, quick and easy recipe for this healthy, low calorie veggie.
- 12 spears asparagus
- 4 slices lemon
- 2 parsley sprigs separated
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 2 TBSP butter or vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 425° F
Trim bottom of asparagus stem at diagonal
If using butter, cut into cubes
Layer asparagus in baking dish
Cover with salt and butter (if not using butter, drizzle with oil)
Top with lemon and parsley
Roast until done, about 15 minutes. Remove when stems are tender before it is over-browned.
Serve as a side with salmon, chicken or beef. Also good with soup or salad.